It's the strangest thing. I've been playing Civ 3 almost since it came out, and i've recently moved up to Emperor level. (Yeah, i suck, big deal) In my current game im playing as India, and i'm deviating from my usual aggressive playstyle towards being a peacenick for some variety. Hey, i'm playing as Gandhi after all. I'm playing on a Huge map, continents, 70% water, a 'standard' world. So things are going well, i'm in the early Industrial ages, but the Carthaginian Civ is ridiculousely powerful for it's size. They only have 6 cities, on very poor land! One of the 6 cities is just on a 2 tile island for cryin' out loud! They're giving me a run for my money in both military and technology, and i've never seen such a small Civ so powerful. I'd upload the game for analyzation but i'm afraid i don't know how. So has anyone had similar experiences, or at least any ideas as to how these guys got to be a superpower? I assume they were able to contact the other main continent first, but that was way back in Medieval times and there's no reason i can think of that a temporary advantage like that would last long into the next age. However i'm not too worried about them, the way things are going the Aztecs will probably wipe us all out.